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Standfirst:There is growing awareness of the valuable role that diagnostics can play, both in the early identification and treatment of dangerous or infectious diseases as well as genetic disorders.

Compliance is a serious issue for India’s pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and retailers; due to the complicated nature of the pharmaceutical supply chain. Serialization requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to invest in new technology and adapt their current processes and systems.

What is a biosimilar?
Whereas generic drugs are identical copycats of small-molecule chemical products, biosimilars are only similar to biologic products; innately more complex than chemical products, biologics are large-molecule, organic drugs, subject to natural variability and vulnerability due to climate changes during the manufacturing process, and as such, it is impossible to produce an exact replica of a biologic—hence the adoption of the nomenclature, “biosimilar.”

Every day, the United States loses 116 lives to the opioid epidemic.(1) Pharmacists are asking what can be done to combat the opioid epidemic and treat pain effectively.

CRM, CLM, KAM, Big Data, customer focus, patient centricity… for the last 20 years,buzzwords and concepts have been raining down on the Pharmaceutical Industry, generating a flurry of projects, proof of concepts, pilots and even some successful implementations.

The emergence of regenerative medicine as a viable therapy class has created an urgency  to review and improve upon the current quality systems distribution standards that are employed in support of these therapies.

News & Press Releases

The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, AIPIA, is delighted to announce that GlaxoSmithKline will be hosting this year’s AIPIA Congress Challenge.

TraceLink Inc., the World’s Largest Track and Trace Network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and providing real-time information sharing for better patient outcomes, announced its Russia compliance solution, providing companies with the ability to meet requirements for serialization, traceability, and compliance reporting in the Russian market, in advance of the country’s December 2019 enforcement deadline.

Powder containment and aseptic transfer valve specialist, ChargePoint Technology has appointed Andrew McCreadie as their new business development manager for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).

CRF Health, the leading global provider of patient-centered eSource technology and service solutions for the life sciences industry, launches a self-service capability and a customer enablement program to empower CROs and Sponsors to manage all aspects of electronic informed consent using a licensed, cloud-based version of the industry’s first electronic informed consent platform with fully embedded design tool.

At POWTECH India 2018, in Mumbai, Germany based Glatt Ingenieurtechnik and its Indian subsidiary, Glatt India, will show case cutting-edge fluidized bed and spouted bed technologies that have been specifically designed to spray-granulate, dry or encapsulate fluids, and spray-agglomerate and functionalize powders for a broad range of innovative applications.

Oxford Genetics, a leader in innovative synthetic biology-based technologies for biologics discovery, development and delivery, has secured a multi-million pound contract with a leading multi-billion dollar global ecommerce provider of reagents and tools to the research and clinical community.

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ADC Biotechnology (ADC Bio) predicts that the next crucial phase of innovation to optimise and streamline production processes of ADCs will be designed at the clinical development stage by specialist, ADC focused service providers.

Biogen and Neurimmune announced that Biogen has exercised its option to further reduce the previously negotiated royalty rates payable on potential future sales of aducanumab, Biogen’s Phase 3 investigational treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.

IDIFARMA has announced new GMP spray drying capabilities which will make it one of the very few contract development and manufacturing organisations (CDMO) to offer spray drying technology for highly potent drugs up to Category 4 OEL/OEB.

Celtaxsys, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical development company focused on advancing treatments for patients with rare inflammatory diseases, announced top line results of its Phase 2 EMPIRE-CF trial evaluating oral, once daily anti-inflammatory molecule, acebilustat, for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), irrespective of the causative genotype.

AbbVie , a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced an update on a Phase 3 study (DBL3001) of ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) in untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma , an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Codexis, Inc , a leading protein engineering company, announces that it has dosed the first subjects in a first-in-human Phase 1a dose-escalation trial with CDX-6114, its orally administered enzyme therapeutic being developed for the management of phenylketonuria (PKU).

STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., (WuXi STA) – a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec – and Antengene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, recently announced a strategic partnership for the CMC development and manufacturing of innovative oncology drugs.

Medical technology company IME Technologies, developer, producer and scientific partner in the field of biomedical electro spinning processes and equipment, has moved its operations from Geldrop to a significantly larger facility in Waalre with effect from 26 March.

Switzerland-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Micro-Sphere has successfully completed the Swissmedic inspection of its expanded facility, resulting in the renewal of its GMP approved status and increased manufacturing capacity.

Global contract packaging organisation (CPO), Tjoapack has launched a new postponement packaging service to help customers address supply chain challenges including variable demand and repackaging work.

SEA Vision, one of the world’s leading innovation-based vision system companies, has launched the Smart PCA40, a compact all-in-one serialization and aggregation-ready manual workstation.

TraceLink Inc., the World’s Largest Track and Trace Network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and providing real-time information sharing for better patient outcomes, announced that it has joined the Irish Medicines Verification Organization (IMVO) serialization pilot study and will support a number of hospitals, pharmacies and clinics connect to the Irish Medicines Verification System (IMVS).

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